To What Extent Did The Fugitive Slaves Acts Impacted Slavery?

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Internal Assessment Elimary Perez Fxb096 To what extent did the Fugitive Slaves Acts have an effect on slavery in the United States of America? Table of Contents A) Plan of Investigation……………………………………………………………………Pg.1 B) Summary of Evidence……………………………………………………………………Pg.2-4 C) Evaluation of Sources…………………………………………………………………….. D) Analysis…………………………………………………………………………………….. E) Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………….. Plan of Investigation This investigation will assess to what extent did the Fugitive Slaves Acts impacted slavery in America. This will primarily focus on how the acts were executed and what havocs arose from them. The laws brought controversy amongst the Northern and Southern States which includes how the Northern States, which were the Free states, reacted to the acts. The investigation will consist of an abolitionist’s argument against the acts. It will also include the basics of the Fugitive Slaves Acts and as to what their intentions were. Most of the evidence will be provided by historical summaries. This will also include a primary resource from abolitionist William Lloyd George. Word: 108 Summary of Evidence 2.1) Purpose and Execution of the Fugitive Slaves Acts The first set of the Fugitive Slaves Acts was enacted in 1793. This act called for the capturing and returning of fugitive slaves. With it came the permission of slave holders to invade the Northern States to capture escapees (FSA) 1. Even though the Fugitive
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